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Wooden plane's mouth - out of angle

03-05-2018 02:53 PM by Tomicsek

Hello people, I am repairing wooden hand plane with a chip breaker, I wan...

3 03-06-2018 01:39 PM
View Ron Aylor's profile

Hand Tool Forensics #3 - We Have a Winner!

02-24-2018 08:01 PM by Ron Aylor

Third installment of Hand Tool Forensics . See if you can identify the operat...

21 03-04-2018 11:28 PM
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Birds of a Feather (redux)

11-07-2016 05:51 PM by Ron Aylor

NOTE: Revised from original post to be more inclusive (thanks, Andy!).  Tryin...

242 03-04-2018 07:12 PM
View jtrz's profile

Polishing Restored Hand Planes

03-02-2018 09:48 PM by jtrz

I’m have finally reached the buffing and polishing point in my hand pla...

6 03-03-2018 02:57 PM
View RedWoodworker's profile

Jointer Plane for Beginner

03-01-2018 03:19 PM by RedWoodworker

Hello all, I have grown frustrated trying to get perfect cuts on my table ...

16 03-03-2018 12:36 AM
View Holbs's profile

Sawing 1.5" hard maple: 14TPI backsaw not suitable?

02-28-2018 01:38 AM by Holbs

Sawing with my Veritas 14TPI tenon crosscut saw on 1.5”thick hard maple...

11 03-01-2018 06:42 PM
View PittsburghTim's profile

Bowl Carving Frustration

03-01-2018 02:12 AM by PittsburghTim

I have been interested in trying my hand at carving bowls from green wood for...

2 03-01-2018 04:23 PM
View jtrz's profile

Restoring hand plane-1st timer w/ questions

01-27-2018 01:26 AM by jtrz

I posted a while back about all of these hand planes I got from my grandfathe...

32 02-28-2018 08:49 PM
View danielperry770's profile

Help me Identify this hand drill

02-28-2018 12:07 PM by danielperry770

I believe it is missing the proper handle and I’m sure that’s...

4 02-28-2018 07:40 PM
View Holbs's profile

New Stanley 750 sweetheart vs Dewalt Home Depot chisel

02-27-2018 06:13 AM by Holbs

My new set of 8 piece Stanley 750 sweetheart chisels arrived over the weekend...

4 02-28-2018 05:56 PM
View trsnider's profile

harbor freight quick clamps??

02-26-2018 11:01 PM by trsnider

I was looking at Dewalt and Irwin quick clamps at Big Tool Store in Derby KS....

17 02-28-2018 05:23 PM
View tomsteve's profile

now for the lowly pencil sharpener.whats your favorite?

12-13-2015 05:51 PM by tomsteve

beings how people come into my shop while im not there and steal my pencils (...

74 02-28-2018 01:49 AM
View jtrockboy's profile

Pry Bar, Chisel, Punch...Which Is It?

02-27-2018 01:48 AM by jtrockboy

I’ve seen this tool described in numerous ways, including pry bar, offs...

7 02-28-2018 01:11 AM
View JohnMcClure's profile

Plumb axe re-handling question

02-26-2018 03:02 AM by JohnMcClure

I am re-handling a Plumb carpenter’s axe. I have fitted my handle to th...

6 02-27-2018 03:09 PM
View hammer6048's profile

1" Holdfast

02-01-2018 03:36 AM by hammer6048

Looking for holdfast for 1” bench holes, anyone know where these might ...

5 02-27-2018 11:20 AM
View MikeB_UK's profile

Mystery Tool

02-26-2018 01:24 PM by MikeB_UK

Well, it’s wood, with metal teeth inset at about 85 degrees. So, any...

16 02-27-2018 09:00 AM
View jasondain's profile

Help identifying Hand Drill

07-30-2013 02:57 PM by jasondain

I picked up this eggbeater drill for a few bucks while there and have been tr...

13 02-27-2018 03:57 AM
View Pyro's profile

Block plane help needed

02-25-2018 05:10 PM by Pyro

Hey guys, So I bought a Stanley No. 60 1/2 low angle bevel up block plane ...

19 02-26-2018 11:17 PM
View Finesurveyor's profile

Taylor & Co. Chisels

02-22-2018 02:48 PM by Finesurveyor

Hi everyone,I have been reading these posts for a while. Thanks everyone for ...

1 02-26-2018 04:49 PM
View HandHewn's profile

Stanley No. 5 plane restoration question

02-25-2018 06:31 PM by HandHewn

I’m trying to restore a type 20 Stanley No.5 jack plane that I’v...

10 02-26-2018 02:01 PM

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